Quoted from tpir:
If you are going to get this upset over downvotes maybe Pinside isn't the place for you. You appear to take your own opinions very seriously and get really upset when the rest of us don't acknowledge you as a champion of the forum just for posting them?
Whatever the deal is, the martyr gimmick is old and sucks. Please retire it and stop with the meta-posting.
Not so much. I just feel if people are disagreeable, actually state as such, versus dogpile on. Once a dogpile occurs, does anyone actually weigh that opinion with any merit?
I'm always willing to engage and have discourse. It's cowardly to downvote en masse, sans directing comments towards a person, and creating a discussion. If that's how this forum "works" then perhaps you're right.
For me, it's not if I take things so personally, it's more thar it seems to be either an all in circle jerk in these threads or you're an outcast, and there's no inbetween.
Label me as you will, or I don't know....refute what I might write directly via actual discussions, versus shoot down all I say with your generalizations.
I've stated prior, all opinions are farts in the wind, including my own. I have issue when others shoot down others for having views that might not gel. I know the type of person I feel myself to be, I'm no champion, yet I wouldn't assess you in a negative light without knowing you very directly.
Fire away Zuul.